October 17, 2008

Jersey Boys at The Palazzo–A Match Made in Vegas Heaven!

October 17th, 2008

EntertainmentToday.net’s Travis Michael Holder has posted a fabulous review of the Jersey Boys Vegas production. Holder notes that JB has been housed since May as a permanent attraction at the Palazzo, Las Vegas’ newest monstrously glitzy hotel, the snappy custom-built Jersey Boys Theatre created there specifically for this show—and profusely adorned from the lobby in with idiosyncratic 60s period influences and one-of-a-kind Four Seasons memorabilia on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—is currently the only place west of the Mississippi to see this runaway hit and probably will be for some time to come.

Jersey Boys, featuring a surprisingly prolific number of the group’s numerous Top-40 smash hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh, What a Night” and many more, first and foremost has something going for it a lot of musicals don’t: a ballsy, crisply intelligent, non-gooey book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice which uncompromisingly tells the story of these four f-word spouting, jail time spending working-class lads from beautiful downtown Newark who beat the odds and stayed out of the can just long enough to become members of one of the most popular musical success stories of the last century.

Along with raving about the book, Holder gives high praise to the sensational cast, direction and set design, along with the exceptional lighting, vibrant costume and sound design.

According to Holder, Jersey Boys at the Palazzo is a match made in Vegas Heaven.

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